Choose Your Residential Contractor With Care

Hiring a residential contractor can be a daunting and nerve-racking task. How do you know if you are hiring the correct person for the job? What questions do you ask to ensure you’re dealing with a legitimate contractor and not a scam artist who will take your money and leave your property in ruins?

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The numbers tell us that many property owners are failing to hire the right contractor. A recent survey from the Consumer Federation of America (cited in the infographic below) reveals that home improvement and construction-related complaints to state and local consumer agencies ranked second highest among all types of complaints, topped only by auto-related complaints. The most common types of construction job complaints included poor workmanship and failure to start or complete the work on time. 

Conclusion

The infographic below, Red Flags Before Hiring a Home Contractor, should be required reading for anyone thinking about a renovation or remodeling project beyond the DIY scope. The infographic tells you what to look for when interviewing a contractor and describes warning signs that the person you’re talking to is not the one to hire. A 10-minute time-out to digest this information could save you thousands of dollars and prevent months of stress and anger. 

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